Florida Tech Responds to Help Sandy Victims

Superstorm Sandy has left misery in its wake across the Northeast. Florida Tech is stepping up to lend a hand.

“Civic engagement is fundamental to the philosophy of Florida Tech,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Anthony J. Catanese. “We are eager to help those in need.”

Barry Bartolino, assistant grounds manager for the campus, agreed with many published accounts that it will be a long, slow recovery process.

“I was born and raised in Princeton, N.J., and my entire family is still in Jersey,” Bartolino said. “It’s heartbreaking to see all the people who are suffering. I just want to help.”

Bartolino said he will be among the first to contribute to the campus fundraising effort. The university is currently collecting monetary donations to be given to the American Red Cross.

Contributions will be accepted Nov. 9–20

Contributions, cash or check, may be dropped off at the Development Offices in the Allen S. Henry Building or at multiple sites across campus (list below). Checks should be made payable to “FIT” with “Sandy” on the memo line.

or Donate Online

For questions, call ext. 6852.


Confirmed Donation sites:

– The Sub Café

– The Rathskeller

– Panther Dining Hall

– Coffee Station in Evans Library

– Panther Grocery

– Florida Tech Commons main reception desk

– Office of Development, Allen S. Henry Building

– Clemente Center Main Desk

– Center Court

– Foosaner Art Museum

– Funk Center for Textile Arts

– College of Aeronautics Deans Office

– College of Engineering Dean’s Office

– College of Science Biology Department

– College of Science Chemistry Department

– College of Science Mathematics Department

– College of Science Physics and Space Sciences Department

– College of Psychology and Liberal Arts Dean’s Office

– Nathan M. Bisk College of Business

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